For over two decades, Kobi Karp Architecture and Interior Design has been providing unique, creative and innovative design solutions to renowned clients internationally and domestically in Hospitality, Retail and high-rise Residential developments. To date, Kobi Karp Architecture and Interior Design has designed over 36 billion in mixed-use Commercial, Residential and Multifamily properties worldwide from the Caribbean, to the Far East, to the Black Sea region, throughout the Gulf and the Middle East.
Kobi Karp Architecture and Interior Design’s clients have relied on the firm for their Architecture Design and Planning. Kobi Karp, the firm’s founding principal, is an award winning member of the American Institute of Architects, and American Society of Interior Design. Kobi Karp Architecture and Interior Design is an award winning company and member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Society of Interior Designs (ASID).
Kobi Karp Architecture and Interior Design’s studios are headquartered in Miami, with branch studios in the Middle East. The firm is the recipient of many awards, including AIA Awards for Outstanding Young Architect of the Year Award, AIA Outstanding Service Award, AIA Award of Merit, American Resort Development Association (ARDA) Gold Award for Hotel Conversion, The Network of the Hospitality (NEWH) Excellence in Design Award, Miami Design Preservation League Merit Awards, and Dade Heritage Trust Historic Preservation Awards.
Kobi Karp Architecture and Interior Design has been recognized in various publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Miami Herald, Ocean Drive Magazine, Haute Magazine, El Nuevo Herald, Architectural Digest, Forbes Magazine, Newsweek, Fisher Island Magazine and Hospitality Design Magazine. Kobi Karp Architecture and Interior Design has also been featured on CBS, NBC, CNN and 1 TV Russia.
KKAID’s modern designs and architectural work have been published and recognized internationally. They are inspired by the vernacular of the environments in which they reside. Its standard allows for the focus of the new design to relate to its logistical and historical contexts. The firm specializes in collaborating with clients to reach their project’s mission while working within their budgetary parameters. The firm understands the need to create viable commercial, residential and mixed-use environments that produce a valued return on investment. KKAID believes that each project must be delivered on time, within budget–every time.
KKAID uses its extensive network of professional suppliers enabling its designs to provide a wide range of natural and cutting-edge materials, finishes, fabrics, accessories, and custom-designed furnishings at human and personalized appeal. Our firm works with clients to create interior business environments that are elegant, stylish and infinitely livable. As interior architects our approach to design is exclusively focused on how the aesthetics and organization of a space can reflect a project’s image, improve efficiency and productivity and create visual and mood-heightened appeal.
Planning encompasses creative uses of planning regulations related to the urban and architectural codes for each project. KKAID specializes in creating public and private spaces that symbiotically coexist with surrounding buildings, both existing and/or new. KKAID projects have ranged from coordinating retail traffic patterns and master plans for urban infill mixed-use projects to historically preserving landmark areas within Miami beach art deco hotel district. KKAID is strongly versed in this discipline, as completed in its diverse projects in the hospitality, lifestyle, multi-family, residential and resort fields.
Kobi Karp, R.A., AIA, NCARB
Kobi Karp is the Founder and Principal of Kobi Karp Architecture and Interior Design, Inc (KKAID). Kobi Karp founded the firm in 1996 and has been the Principal-in-Charge of design since that time. KKAID is a full-service architectural and interior design firm providing a vast array of services, ranging from the design of large-scale, high-rise condominium and hospitality projects to intimate, small-scale low-rise residential and commercial structures.
Educated at the University of Minnesota’s Institute of Technology, Kobi Karp earned degrees in both Architecture and Environmental Design. Subsequently, Kobi Karp began his career working on major hospitality and all- inclusive resort projects throughout the United States and the Caribbean. His restoration design techniques have contributed to a renaissance in one of this country’s most cherished areas, Miami Beach’s Art Deco District which is internationally recognized around the world.
Kobi Karp has developed expertise in design over the last 20 years, working with a wide range of project types, sizes, complexities, and budgets. It is through this last quarter century working in warm weather climates that KKAID has garnered international acclaim and been selected to spearhead numerous resort projects. Developers and builders in the Caribbean, Black Sea region, and the Middle East have relied on the firm for their design eye and planning.
Kobi Karp is a recognized member of the American Institute of Architects, honored for his award-winning designs and buildings and he is a licensed Professional Architect in 9 states and in Abu Dhabi (UAE). His firm has been featured in renowned national and local publications based on their major contributions in the preservation of historical areas.